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(Thunder Bay) - Picket lines will go up tomorrow morining (8:00 a.m., February 23) at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s Board of Health, after employees votes 97% in favour of job action.

The 40 unionized employees of the Board of Health are Health Inspectors, RPNs (Registered Practical Nurses), Dental Hygienists, Clerical Staff and Computer Technicians. They are looking for wage parity with other Northern health units.

The Board of Health’s unionized employees have been working without a contract since December, 1999.

(ASSIGNMENT EDITORS : Picket locations for tomorrow morning can be found at 999 Balmoral Avenue, the Health Unit’s Federation College and Victoria Mall Sites.)

For information:
Jules Tupker, CUPE National Rep.
(807) 345-1731 (o)
Vince Chiodo, Presidient, Local 1759
(807) 344-1921 (h)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
(416) 292-3999 (o)